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Queer “banks”.

It is a curious fact that people who distrust bankers are singularly lacking in ingenuity in the devising of hiding places for their money. A year or two ago a woman admitted that she had her savings beneath her mother’s tombstone, and not long since it seems to have occurred to a number of hoarders that disused cannon made a secure hiding-place, for some children found £100 in one of the Crimean cannons at Liverpool. This reminds one that some time ago a bag containing seventy sovereigns was taken from another old gun in Peel Park, Bradford, while a parcel containing jewellery was discovered in a cannon near Shore ham. A parcel of bank-notes was found some time ago in a hole in the belfry of Ely, but one of the most extraordinary methods adopted was that of a vault keeper in one of England’s largest cities. Within the folds of ancient documents, seldom if ever referred to, was discovered 7,000 bank-notes.

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